Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Congress’ vacation cancelled! Back to Work!

BREAKING: Congress’ vacation cancelled!  Back to Work!


Facing conservative outcry on their lack of progress, Republicans have announced they’re cancelling Congress’ vacation until a healthcare agreement can be reached.

In a statement Tuesday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the delay is necessary to complete work on legislation and deal with President Donald Trump’s nominees.

McConnell complained about the lack of cooperation from Democrats on the nominations. He said the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week of the month.

The Senate had previously been scheduled to begin its five-week recess on July 31, but was unable to get their “repeal and replace” agreement in place.  McConnell said that once the Senate “completes its work on healthcare reform,” it would deal with the defense policy bill and nominations.
It’s possible the Senate could recess earlier.  Perviously, a long-time Senate Republican had admitted he was “very pessimistic” that GOP senators will settle their differences and push a health care bill through the chamber.  Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley made the comment Tuesday as party leaders were strategizing for a vote on their legislation next week. The bill will fail if three of the 52 GOP senators vote 'no', and far more than that have voiced opposition to their initial bill.

Grassley said Republicans have been pledging for years to repeal President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law, and warned there are consequences if lawmakers don’t deliver on campaign promises, and said “There ought to be.”

The Associated Press contributed to this article


  1. Ah, when can we call titles fake?

    Delayed is not the same as cancelled.

    Were we baited to read this? If it's news worth reading, you don't have to 'trick' someone into reading it by making the title alter the meaning of the content.

    Canceled means they do not get that one, or have to choose another vacation.
    Delayed means they will get it but may have to leave later than expected.

    1. Most assuredly you weren't 'baited' by this blog. Research the original article before you accuse this blog. Have you got nothing better to do than nitpik?! At the bottom of the post are 2 references - check them out for yourself and find something positive and constructive to post here!
      The Associated Press contributed to this article

    2. Welcome to the 'Republic of Anonymous July 12, 2017 at 3:16 PM'

      I do what I do, not by having something 'better to do'.

      Your need to protect the feelings of the blogger who wrote the title, is interesting. I had no idea bringing to light the discrepancy would use up so much negative energy. Maybe we can bottle up all that negative energy and sell it during the economic crisis, or maybe not...maybe you'll be giving us more of it at that think?

      Now where will you go to fill up on negative energy again, huh?

      This may not get posted, but I most certainly did respond to your attack of my observation of the 'fake title.'

    3. Whoever you are - you need to find something constructive to do with your time. Did you look at the two references at the bottom of the article? And at the same info at the bottom of the post by 3:16PM? Who the hell knows who wrote the title, but take your pick of either The Horn News or the AP and take your concerns up with them. Geezzzz!